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Spring 2018 Hydrant Flushing Notice and Schedules

 NOTICE – PLYMOUTH WATER SYSTEM CUSTOMERS
Spring 2018 Hydrant Flushing Notice
The Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District (PVWSD) will be flushing the water distribution system during the daytime hours between May 23rd and June 15th, For specific dates and locations Please see attached monthly schedule.
Please be aware that the flushing schedule is subject to change. Although there will be flushing on specific days at specific streets, customers may experience discolored water beyond the flushing area at any time during the flushing period.
Water users are reminded to check for discolored water prior to washing laundry – the discolored water is caused by harmless sediment flushed from the main line and is safe for human consumption.  A loss of water pressure may be experienced during flushing.  The PVWSD aims to minimize inconvenience to residents and businesses.
If you have any questions call the office at 536-1733

 

For schedule please see below

Spring 2018 Hydrant Flushing Notice

May Hydrant Flushing Schedule

June Hydrant Flushing Schedule

MEDIA ADVISORY – 26th Annual New Hampshire Drinking Water Festival & 4th Grade Water Science Fair

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

26th Annual New Hampshire Drinking Water Festival & 4th Grade Water Science Fair

 

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 ~ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: River Front Park, Green Street, Plymouth, New Hampshire

 

The NH Drinking Water Festival is held each May around the state to celebrate National Drinking Water Week. The goals of the event are to heighten the awareness of water resources, help students recognize water’s relationship to other resources, promote environmental awareness, and the idea that individual actions can make a difference in protecting these resources.

 

This year’s event will include approximately 350 third and fourth grade students from the Manchester, Keene, and Plymouth areas, participating in the Water Science Fair. Scientists, consultants, artists and environmental educators from public water systems, non-profit organizations, higher education and local, state and federal agencies join together to share their expertise with students. Students explore information on water conservation, water testing, groundwater pollution and keeping water clean.

 

A drinking water contest will take place with students taste testing water samples from several municipal water supply systems including Concord, Manchester, Keene and Plymouth area.

 

The event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Drinking Water Coalition in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services to encourage future leaders and scientists to learn about one of the world’s most precious resources, water!

 

For more information:

Please contact Lara Hooper, NHDES Drinking Water & Groundwater Bureau, (603) 271-4071

 

Please note: This event is not open to the public

 

PVWSD Statement Regarding MOA with Eversource

 

October 6, 2017
Contact: Merelise O’Connor, District Administrator 536-1733

PVWSD Statement Regarding MOA with Eversource

Plymouth, NH – Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District (PVWSD) wishes to clarify the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Eversource. PVWSD has entered into an MOA with Eversource to protect its rate payers from costs associated with the Northern Pass Transmission (NPT) line planning and engineering, as well as potential costs for future infrastructure maintenance and improvements.

PVWSD Commissioners have not taken any position with respect to NPT. The Commission’s purpose is specifically to deliver water and collect and treat wastewater for District users. The District is a municipal utility with a mission distinct from the broader Town government. Commissioners do respect the purview of the Town government to take a position against the proposed transmission line, but remain neutral on the issue, as a Board.

The PVWSD has plans to replace water and sewer lines from Foster St. along Main St. and South Main St. all the way to Warren St. This project has been in the planning and design stages since 2014. There is no current timeline on the proposed project because the NPT line, if approved, will also travel along the same route with the potential for underground conflicts.

The District Commissioners are concerned about the necessary business disruption that will be created to replace the 90 year-old water and sewer lines on Main St. and have deferred any work until the outcome of the NPT project is known. This is to avoid having Main St. under construction twice. The Commission is committed to minimizing the disruption to Main St. businesses while recognizing that District users will benefit from the local improvement project.

The Commissioners have openly discussed this plan with Town officials, the Plymouth Selectboard and Planning Board in public several times since 2015.

Besides the high risk of this aging infrastructure breaking unexpectedly and costing more money to repair in an emergency situation, fire suppression is also a critical issue due to undersized lines. The proposed project will address these risks.

It became apparent over the last year that the District would incur substantial engineering costs to review the NPT plans, provide information on the District’s underground structures and provide access to manholes for NPT surveys. The Commissioners believe that it is in the best interest of the District constituents to be well prepared, to safeguard the space the District requires underground for its own project and to be sure that District users are not shouldering the added engineering expenses due to NPT. So with all of that in mind, the District approached Eversource to ask if these expenses could be reimbursed and Eversource agreed. The resulting agreement for reimbursement of expenses is the substance of the Memo of Agreement between the parties.

Superintendent Jason Randall receives the 2016 New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Operator Award

Congratulations to Superintendent Jason Randall for receiving the 2016 New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Operator Award for New Hampshire.  The NEWEA Operator Award is given annually to an individual who has shown a high interest and performance in wastewater operations and has made a significant contribution to the wastewater field.  The Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District and Jason were recognized with this honor at the 2017 NEWEA Annual Conference on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Boston Marriot Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.  Jason also co-authored and presented the District’s Septage Receiving Upgrades: Regionally Serving Northern New Hampshire with Project Manager Mike Theriault, PE of Wright-Pierce at this conference.

 

Photo Caption: Raymond Willis, 2016 NEWEA President, presenting Jason Randall with the 2016 Operator Award